The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit targeted one of three locations on Feb. 14: the Sanibel Causeway, Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres, and Three Oaks Parkway in Fort Myers. This information was released to increase traffic safety awareness and education, plus to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and death on Lee County roads.
Locations are selected based upon high incidents of crashes, traffic surveys, and citizen complaints. The Sheriff's Office is committed to promoting traffic safety and enforcing the law. By focusing on violations such as red light running, speeding, DUI and others, motorists become more alert and are encouraged to obey traffic laws. The Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit and District Patrol Deputies enforce our traffic laws each day by issuing citations and warnings. Preliminary results from their cumulative activity yesterday are as follows:
Citations Issued: 71
Toll booth at Sanibel Causeway.
Written Warnings Issued: 178
Citizens can help by letting us know if they observe problem areas, aggressive or impaired drivers and by their compliance with the rules of the road. To get in touch with one of our traffic deputies call 477-1000. If you see a reckless or drunk driver while you are traveling in your motor vehicle in Lee County, dial 9-1-1. This traffic enforcement advisory is available each day on the Sheriff's Office website at sheriffleefl.org. Everyone is reminded to "Fasten Your Seat Belts," be courteous to drivers and pedestrians and together we can reduce traffic related fatalities, injuries and property damage.